People Photography
Course Price: $229.00 U.S.

Photographing people from across the street with a long lens is one thing; making those same images at conversational distance is a whole new level of photographic expression that you'll come to appreciate in this interactive and online photography course designed to having you photograph both friends and strangers with confidence and a creative, expressive eye.

Fact is - many people behind the camera fear close encounters of the "photographic kind."  Shyness and fear of rejection are a part of it. Not knowing just how to handle the situation once you're in it, is another. This challenging online photography course taught by professional photographer, David Bathgate, aims to counter those obstacles - bringing close-in photography of people - total strangers included - well within your reach. The result is nothing short of engagingly powerful! Includes Skype Consultation with Instructor.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Work quickly and closely with shorter focal length lenses
  • Establish rapport and work with confidence when approaching strangers
  • Make stunning impromptu and environmental portraits in all types of light
  • See picture possibilities amid the crowd

What you will need:

  • Digital SLR or compact mirrorless camera (film is also fine, but you'll need to scan images for upload to the TCI website)
  • Selection of lenses ranging from wide-angle to medium telephoto
  • Computer with photo-processing software (e.g. Photoshop)
  • A light but study tripod would be beneficial
Lesson plan:
  • Using Shorter Lenses
  • Approaching Strangers
  • Making the Best of Light and Perspective
  • Seeing Photos Within Photos
Enroll on this Course:
60 days

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